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Calk Family History

Calk Name Meaning

English: possibly a habitational name from Calke in Derbyshire ‘(place on) the chalk or limestone’, from Old English (Anglian) calc. Americanized spelling of German Kalk.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Call, Chalk, Cale, Calo, Kalk, Cal, Hall, Cain, Wack, Kauk

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Where is the Calk family from?

You can see how Calk families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Calk family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Calk families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Calk families living in Alabama. This was about 33% of all the recorded Calk's in the USA. Alabama had the highest population of Calk families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Calk surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Calk ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Calk. 26% of Calk men worked as a Farmer and 45% of Calk women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Calk were Salesman and Helper.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    26%
  • Laborer
    23%
  • Farm Laborer
    13%
  • Salesman
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    45%
  • Waitress
    34%
  • Helper
    23%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Calk. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Calk census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 113 immigration records available for the last name Calk. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 664 military records available for the last name Calk. For the veterans among your Calk ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Calk lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Calk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Calk in 1956 was 48, and 69 in 2004.

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